Beautiful 🇲🇽🌀🦅Greeting On my visit to the Territory of my Ancestors 🏹Los Caxcanes were a partly nomadic people that spoke Uto-Aztecan languages. The Caxcan were allied with the Zacatecos against the Spaniards during the Mixtón Rebellion During the rebellion, they were described as "the heart and the center of the Indian Rebellion". They were famously led by Tenamaxtli. After the rebellion, they were at constant target by the Zacatecos and Guachichiles due to their ceasefire agreement with the Spaniards. Their principal religious and population centers were at Teul, Tlaltenango, Juchipila, and Teocaltiche. Represented the largest group and lived around El Teúl, Tlaltenango, Juchipila, Teocaltiche, Nochistlán, Aguascalientes, and Jalisco. Within the group, a subgroup called "tezoles" believed they descended from the 7 Aztlán tribes, searching for the land promised by Huitzilopochtli; this is known from the miscellaneous Chronicle of Father Antonio Tello, who noted that the caxcans have some similarity in language of the Aztecs; refers to "caxcans peoples are people who speaks almost the Aztec language and claimed to be Aztec descendants, but do not speak the language as cultured and refined as the Aztec". 🔥🔥🔥🔥✨🌎🏹🇲🇽 🔥 #clay#sculpture 💯 #caxcanes#wixarika#Mexica#Civilizations#Archaeology#Pyramids#Mexico#warriors#Ancestors#indigenous#cosmos#universe#nahuatl#firstpeople#indigenouspeople#cultura#cosmic#earth#art#artist#spiritualawakening#Ascension#werisetogether#Indigenous#Humankindness#firstpeople .
The coloniser/colonised relationtionship is by nature an unequal one that benefits the coloniser at the expense of the colonised.
We will be beginning a definition series of words and terms which apply to a number of issues we must address. These definitions will be a way in which more people can learn and engage with solidarity work, by expanding their knowledge into the systemic mistreatment of many, which has in turn created the unfair, un-just system in which we live.
▪ #Colonisation has laid the foundations of our white-supremacist global north economy of extractivist methods and land theft. It has provided the luxuries for those who have privilege, and wreaked havoc and destruction amongst the colonised...it has built the world we know today with a rich global history of resource theft and indigenous genocide (to name but a few) which is still happening to this very day; colonialism is both our past and present.
The act of decolonising, both our education systems and minds, is fundamental if we wish to make progress. We cannot continue to ignore our history, we must take immediate action towards #decolonising ourselves and our system.
My new favourite book. The bridging of both Creation Stories and Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings. #indigenousknowledge
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“We’ve faced a lot of injustices, made a lot of sacrifices, all for the greater good of Auckland, all for the development of this great city,” says Pania. “And that’s all come with a huge cultural and social consequence to the people, and the community, of Ihumātao.” .
I recently had the opportunity to visit the Kaitiaki at Ihumatao. .
They are a collective of land protectors who have been reclaiming this parcel of land -- a site where a transnational corporation wants to put up a development -- by living in tents, cars and caravans for close to three years now.
While there, I had the chance to sit down and interview Pania Newton, one of the co-founders of Protect Ihumatao (SOUL - Save Our Unique Landscape). She detailed the history of the land's cultural and ancestral significance, it's contentious ownership history, and what life is like day to day for the kaitiaki (guardians) of the land. .
Our interview will also be featured in an upcoming episode of The Pilgrim-Ish Podcast. .
Special thanks to Pania for talking with me, Buck for showing me around the camp, and Tuhimata for the coffee and wonderful conversation we had. .
Link in Bio! .
Part of what I love about learning Ktunaxa is that I get to take a closer look at the relations in my family as I learn Ktunaxa kinship terms, and in a sense, relearn my family history.
This is my great great great grandmother Sophie Nicholas. You can see that she is pulling a baby behind her horse. That is my great great grandmother Alice White.
I've been thinking about the word "ancestor" lately... Sometimes I think we use this term too loosely to refer to those who came before us. And while I think it is important to acknowledge our ancestors and all that they sacrificed for us to be here today, I think the word "ancestor" is a little too far removed... Our ancestors really weren't here all that long ago and I think we need to be putting more language around who they were (are) to us, and revisiting those relationships - While learning our family histories.
Life is so busy that we often forget to teach each other (especially our children) about family relationships... As an example, I am still figuring out how I am related to all the people I've been calling "aunties and uncles" my entire life. Noone has ever explained to me the actual relationships around most of my relatives and they have become lost in a giant web of "aunties, uncles and cousins" when really, the relationships are much more complex than that.
I'm hoping to sit down with my grandma soon and make a family tree, because if we don't stop and talk about these things, family histories will be lost.
Yesterday I got a book on Cree tattooing. These others were there so I went back to grab them. I'm particularly excited about the shaking tent ceremony. I've read two different (but short) accounts of the ceremony before. One by Lame Deer and another from Black Elk. This one looks like it goes into extensive detail. Should be a fun read. #deadfeather#porretv#magick#mvskoke#muscogeecreek#seminole#indigenous#books
I got back from Nación Q’ero yesterday and what a challenging but incredible experience. I have so much to process and integrate after my week in the mountains. It was quite some journey and one that I’m looking forward to sharing in two short films🙌
It's next Sunday!!! 24th of November at 5pm: The last Afro-Brazilian workshop of the decade with @alessandra.dancer, percussionists and also Soraia da Silva singing to close with gold key the amazing 2019.
Started digging Wednesday. Corn came out Friday night. Two hour sleep shifts for two nights making sure the fire is right. An incredible process that I am honored to be a part of each year. This is how the Navajo people kept corn for the winter. This is the way corn should taste when out of season. This is the proper way to honor those before us and pass along the knowledge to those coming after. Thanks to the Bates family and the Button family for bringing two traditions together @cartwrightsaz 🙏 #steamedcorn#2019#upallnight#sleepwhenidie#indigenous#food#tohonooodham#dine#nativelove
Conmemoramos a los veteranos de Guerra con el “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month” o “El Mes de la Herencia Nacional de los Nativos de América y Alaska”
El 3 de agosto de 1990 el presidente George H. W. Bush proclamó que en el mes de Noviembre se realizarían una serie de actividades y eventos que permitiesen a los ciudadanos estadounidenses ponerse en contacto con las creencias y los conceptos de vida de los nativos que prestaron su servicio en el campo de batalla.
I believe in honoring spirits in the culture that they came from.
So last night I decided to give my Supaykana and my Native American guides offerings of candlelight, chocolate, Pisco, Peruvian corn, and bread. I even played some icaros that I found on YouTube (because Lord knows I cannot speak Quechua. I just know few words..I really mean few). I gave thanks because I know I haven't been the best in being consistent in honoring them.
Needless to say, as the incense was burning, I saw the most beautifullest snake coming from my floor. It was so amazing!
This morning, the candle I gave them were completely gone like I never placed it there. I know they accepted my offering.
There are things that I may not understand from a cultural aspect. But spirit knows who has good intentions and who doesn't. I am only here to give thanks for the entities who have protected me.
“Investing in Native Communities,” our resource created in tandem with @candiddotorg, explores some of the transformative work taking place in Native communities across the U.S. on a variety of issue areas that impact Native people.
Organizations like the Native American Community Academy are working to ensure that Native children have access to a holistic education that promotes Indigenous values, nurtures a secure identity, and prepares students for college. Learn more at the link in our bio.
“We didn’t have a word for ‘sustainability’ in any of the reindeer herding societies. We had to invent it to deal with the world issues”. 🦌 🌏
The Director of the International Center of Reindeer Husbandry, Anders Oskal said about the reindeer herding peoples across the Nordics, Canada, Russia, Mongolia and China.
“The reindeer, the humans and Nature are so connected, that seeing them separately makes no sense”, he explained during his presentation on Indigenous knowledge, and Indigenous peoples representation on global politics, or lack thereof. 🦌
Kautokenio, Norway 🇳🇴(69N)
Dangling in the clouds ☁️ “Pyramid” of The Magician,
Uxmal, Yucatan MX
The story of the dwarf of Uxmal ,El Adivino, would not have come to fruition without the will and high wisdom of the feminine-the grandmother.
Originating 500 years ago in the fragile Rajasthani Dessert, the Bishnoi are followers of the 29 principles for environmentally sustainable communities as laid out by their founder Guru Jambheshwar. ⠀
By following these simple principles, individuals deepen their own level of consciousness, simultaneously creating a peaceful community life and harmony with nature. ⠀
In the 18th century 363 Bishnoi were killed embracing trees that were to be cut down, which is where the term 'tree-hugging' originates. ⠀
The full length version of this talk (coming soon) includes the film made by the speaker Mahesh. It details the principles and interviews members of his community.⠀
Speaker: Mahesh Sufi
Listeners: Dominic Jermey (ZSL); Tanya Steele (WWF); Devika Waney Mokhtarzadeh and Judith Waney (Savitri Trust); HRH Princess Esmerelda of Belgium.
Indigenous Representatives from two different & diverse geographical locations & cultures within India - the Idu Mishmi & the Bishnoi - speaking at ZSL in September, where they transported us to their lands, rituals, philosophies & ways of life through storytelling, song and film.
They shared challenges their communities face as guardians of the land, and opened up a dialogue to explore solutions for continuing to protect and cultivate cultural and biodiversity in the territories where they live.
You can watch highlights from these listening sessions by following the link in our bio, or find them in our IGTV.
I’ve been showing up on the days my trauma tells me to get back into bed. I’ve been breathing through moments I wanted to numb myself. I’ve been saying “no” instead of constantly overwhelming myself. I’ve been stretching when I’ve wanted to curl up. I’ve been praying with my water instead of neglecting my self-care. I’ve been making power moves instead of sabotage & I am proving to myself every single day I am worth every single bit of the healing I’ve worked so hard for. So here’s to the future, to our healing, & to shattering that damn glass ceiling! #Powerhouse#LetsGetIt#DareToRise#Healing#SelfCare#Indigenous#Lakota#katinyan#laurengoodday